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    Hey guys, I havint posted here for a while, but Ive been cheacking up ya's every now and then haha.

    Anyway Im hopeing somone can help us out here.

    What happend is my workmates laptop suddenly reset its self yesterday afternoon and would not boot back into Windows 7

    So after trying the repair 2 times with no luck he decided to just install Win 7 in the same drive, assuming it would put his old user account and any data contained in that account and put it into the windows.old folder.

    Ok so it boots into windows now. BUT only aproxamitley half his documents and folders are left on the old user account!!

    Can anyone please explane where these files/folders have gone, are they retrievable and how?

    and just for curiosity sake if they have have been deleated why only some piticlar files/folder from that old user account?

    any help would be much appreaceated :)
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    I should also mention the fail occured when he was making an image of a CD to the hard disk, seemed to take over an hour then all of a suddin restart but not getting into OS
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    Thanks, Yea I picking that maybe the hard drive could possabley have a fault.

    Still wondering where Win7 put those files though etc

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